Kaltura (www.kaltura.com), provider of the leading video technology platform, and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced they have been selected by Turner Broadcasting System Latin America, Inc. to power a new authenticated on-demand service that will be offered through Turner’s Multiple Systems Operator (MSO) partners in Latin America and Brazil.
The new service launched on February 22nd when Turner streamed the Academy Awards ceremony over the Internet across the Latin America region. The service is powered by Kaltura’s market-leading OTT TV platform, and is hosted on IBM’s SoftLayer cloud infrastructure, which provides market leading performance, control and scalability. The service includes live television channels and video-on-demand television episodes. It is offered in Spanish and Portuguese and available on iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.
“We are excited about our innovative TV Everywhere offering,” said Whit Richardson, Executive Vice President of Distribution and Marketing at Turner Latin America. “Kaltura and IBM are providing us with a highly advanced platform, which assures we deliver the premium standard of service our customers expect.”
“We are truly honored to have been chosen by such a global powerhouse in the media industry to power their next generation multi-device over-the-top TV experience,” said Ron Yekutiel, Kaltura Chairman & CEO. “We are excited to provide to Turner and their audience a joint solution together with our strategic partner, IBM. In the spirit of the Academy Award ceremony – the Cloud TV Oscar goes to…IBM and Kaltura, for providing the best OTT TV Platform on top of the best Cloud infrastructure.”
“Your media content is only as accessible as the cloud it lives on,” said Steve Canepa, General Manager, IBM Media & Entertainment. “In the connected-consumer era, Media and Entertainment firms require a new level of enterprise agility to provide the right experience on the right device at the right time. We are delighted to assist Turner to capture this opportunity through IBM’s secure, efficient and scalable enterprise cloud with our partner Kaltura.”
Riding on a global network of 40 data centers in major markets around the world, IBM Cloud provides the performance, scale, control and security that enterprises seek to run key operations and engage their customers in the cloud.
About Turner Latin America
Turner Latin America is among the largest multi-media groups in the region, with 18 wholly-owned pay television channels, a free-to-air broadcast channel (Chilevisión), a joint-venture news channel (CNN Chile), multiple web sites and one third-party network in our portfolio, including pan-regional channel management and advertising sales for the Warner Channel. Turner Latin America distributes and sells our networks in over 40 countries. We organize our networks into five clusters: Kids & Teens (Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Tooncast); Movies & Series (TNT, Space, TCM, I.Sat and Warner Channel); News (CNN International, CNN en Español, CNN Chile and HLN); Trends (TBS veryfunny, HTV, MuchMusic, Glitz*, Infinito and truTV) and Sports (Esporte Interativo and Esporte Interativo Nordeste).
About IBM Cloud
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Kaltura’s mission is to power any video experience. A recognized leader in the OTT TV (Over the Top TV), OVP (Online Video Platform), EdVP (Education Video Platform) and EVP (Enterprise Video Platform) markets, Kaltura has emerged as the fastest growing video platform, and as the one with the widest use-case and appeal. Kaltura is deployed globally in thousands of enterprises, media companies, service providers and educational institutions and engages hundreds of millions of viewers at home, in work, and at school. The company is committed to its core values of openness, flexibility, and collaboration, and is the initiator and backer of the world’s leading open-source video-management project, which is home to more than 100,000 community members. For more information visit www.kaltura.com or www.kaltura.org.